New Skincare Buys- La Roche-Posay Effaclar Duo(+) Review

October 15, 2017


My skin has never been crazy. I have never suffered from acne or severe blemishes. I’ve had an issue 4 years ago due to a change of medication and got so many weird blemishes and it took about 2 years for my skin to go back to normal.

However, something I’ve always suffered with is keratosis. It is basically a skin condition related to the hair meaning I have tiny red bumps all over my arms and stupidly realized not long ago that I also have it on my cheeks and a little bit at the front of my thighs. My cheeks have always had red patches with tiny bumps (smaller that on my arms though). I always thought it was because I didn’t have good skin and a red-toned face. But I only realized at the end of the summer whilst looking for a treatment for my arms and read that you could have it on the face as well. Thank goodness it’s not that much, there are way worst things but it means that I don’t always feel comfortable without foundation or bit of concealer on them. I thought I should share some photos with you in case someone suffers from the same issue and doesn’t know what it might be.


La Roche-Posay Effaclar Duo+ was one of the products mentioned on several recommendations and as this brand is well-known for being great I thought I’s try it out.

This cream is advertised as a “corrective, unclogging care, anti-imperfections and anti-marks”

The tube is 40ml and costs €12,70. You don’t need to use much, I usually tale half a pea-size every morning and night for both cheeks and chin. It gets absorbed really quickly and does not work as a moisturizer so I make sure to apply my coconut oil right when it’s dry.

I was using it for a few weeks but not really looking for results as I had other things in mind. And a couple weeks ago, I was checking my foundation on my phone and noticed that I had way less bumps on my cheeks. They are still a bit red, there is nothing that can be done about this unfortunately and it still sometimes gets a bit worse but I have really noticed a difference. I’ve also noticed that my skin is less clogged and the scarring of blemishes takes less time to heal which is great as they always take weeks to fade.

Overall, even though this is not a miracle product, it does work and I have noticed a difference in my skin and I would recommend it to someone who doesn’t suffer from more serious skin conditions.

For the next month, every Sunday will be Skincare Sunday with a review of a new product!

Which corrective skincare product would you recommend?

xxx G

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2 responses to “New Skincare Buys- La Roche-Posay Effaclar Duo(+) Review”

  1. Hannah Today says:

    I have those same red bumps on my arms and cheeks that you were talking about and never knew the name so thank you! In the past ED+ didn’t work for my clogged pores but I may whip it out again to see if it’ll prove handy for those red bumps too.

    Fab post, thanks for sharing!
    Hannah x

    • I’m so glad it helped you, it’s not revolutionary but it helps. I’ve recently read more about it and the main advice is to exfoliate regularly to get rid of the dead skin and to hydrate very well so about 3 times a week I do a sugar and coconut oil mask and I feel like it has helped as well!
      Thank you lovely, my pleasure xxxx

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